If you happen to be attending Tech·Ed Europe, in Berlin again this year, please
come to our booth and say hello. As we get closer we will keep you updated on our
plans. Please note the following:
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behind the scenes peek from the planning committee at Microsoft headquarters.
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The MCT Summit is coming up very rapidly. If you are attending please come and visit
us in the Community zone of the Exhibition Area on August 26th. Many GITCA volunteers
are MCT’s and we appreciate their commitment to the ICT community. Our Global Chair,
Graham Jones, will be at the GITCA booth and he is looking forward to chatting with
as many people as possible. Marcos Nogueira, MCT [GITCA Regional Chair for EMEA]
will also be at the booth.
The UGSS website has been completely overhauled and is currently going through final
testing with a target release date of August 16.
Our grateful thanks go to those who had the time to complete the recent survey.
Due to the length of the survey we knew it was a lot to ask but we received a lot
of very useful information. A summary of the survey results can be found here. It will take some time to digest and analyze the many
helpful feedback comments which will be published at a later date.
You are reading this because you generously “give” to the IT community. Without
those who unselfishly donate their time, energy and passion to help the IT community
grow and prosper there would be no IT community in the sense that we understand
it as members of GITCA. So why do we volunteer? Most of you at one time or another
must have asked yourself that question especially when things aren’t going well.
Running a successful User Group / Association is not an easy task. This Daniel Pink:
Drive Video gives some interesting insight as to what motivates us and neatly
The new GITCA websites will be developed in a series of steps as follows:
Your input into what features you would like to see as a priority is requested.
We have gathered some useful information from the recent survey but further input
from those who didn’t have time to complete the survey would be appreciated. Please
email info@GITCA.org with your ideas.
Following the launch of the new SharePoint 2010 GITCA website we will turn our attention
to moving the hosted SharePoint sites to 2010. Clearly we do not want to create
any major disruption. So the following approach will be used:
GITCA strongly supports the goals and objectives of IP3, which is a GITCA member
The support of the international employer community is critical to IP3’s goal of
building ICT Professionalism globally. Recognizing this criticality, IP3 is establishing
the IP3 Global Industry Council (IP3-GIC)
as the principal forum within which leading ICT employers can engage with IP3 and
influence the development of the global profession, identify and agree-upon standards,
and nurture continuous improvement in alignment of those standards.
Global Industry Council Directors are specially nominated and invited to serve within
the UNESCO-sanctioned body as internationally recognized luminary executives, thought
leaders, and visionaries and for their strong history of providing substantive contributions
to global business, industry, society, education, and governments.
The list of IP3-GIC founding members and the profiles of these internationally esteemed
individuals can be found at:
http://www.ipthree.org/about-ip3/global-advisory-council and the full news
release can be found here.
Roger Hart, Executive Officer of IP3 was recently invited to join the CIOs from several Fortune
500 companies on a trip to China. The CIOs were clearly impressed by many of the
things that the Chinese are doing. The scale at which the Chinese are doing things
also impressed the visitors.
“There are huge opportunities for IP3 in China”, said Hart. Where IP3 can really
help is in accrediting professional programs at the upper end of mid-management;
those already working at or planning to work at a SFIA Level 5 Responsibility
and Accountability Level [also see
http://www.ipthree.org/it-standards/professional-it-standard]. Read the
full article here.
13 ways to get speakers for your User Group meetings:
The full article can be found at: http://blogs.communitiesrus.in/communities/2010/07/10/how-to-get-speakers-for-your-user-group-meetings/
Nurturing your community is the single most important task a community leader does.
There are six key areas which you need to pay special attention to, 1. New members,
2. Acknowledging contributors, 3. Feedback, 4. Transparency, 5. Motivations, 6.
Leaders. If you look at your community and its members from the point of view of
cultivating relationships, you will automatically utilize these keys. Read More
Dharmesh Mehta, director of product management
for the Windows Live business at Microsoft Corp., is responsible for driving business
and product strategy, marketing, business development and evangelism for Windows
Live - a suite of free software and services that help people communicate, share,
and keep their lives in sync.
Charles Hughes, International Strategist and Thought Leader,
founded eManagement Ltd. in 1999 providing strategic and project services to government
and the IT industry. His 43 year career in IT, following a mathematics degree at
the University of Manchester, began with ICL where he held various director level
appointments. As Project Director with Her Majesty's Government in the 1990's he
developed and launched the Information Society Initiative.
Roger Hart, Chief Executive Officer of IP3, is a founding director
of IP3 since 2007 in the roles as Vice-Chair and Chief Financial Officer (2007 to
2009). In June of 2010, Roger Hart represented IP3 at the invitation-only Shanghai
CIO Forum for Fortune 500 C-level executives. In July 2010, Roger Hart became a
founding director of the IP3 Global Industry Council.
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